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  • Generals from Galena, Illinois
    Nine Union Generals lived in Galena, Illinois
    For a small Illinois town along the Mississippi River, it is quite amazing that nine Union generals were from Galena, Illinois.The most famous of course was Ulysses S. Grant. The others were John Eugene Smith, John Corson Smith, William Rueben...
  • Illinois State Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins
    Illinois Democrat’s ‘Firearms Registration Act’ may test new paradigm
    Setting the state up for massive gun owner civil disobedience along the lines of what has occurred in California and is currently happening in New York and Connecticut, Democrat State Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins filed the Firearms Registration...
  • Does increased incarceration lower crime?
    Does increased incarceration effect crime levels?
    A report from the New York University School of Law’s Brennan Center for Justice suggests it might not.What Caused the Crime Decline is an analysis of the nationwide decline over the past two decades. The authors look at various theories of...
  • Police thwart Valentines Day Plot on Canadian mall
    Police thwart Valentines Day Plot on Canadian mall
    Law enforcement officials in Canada said they received a tip on Thursday morning about a Canadian man and a woman from Geneva, Illinois that were plotting to open fire in a Canadian shopping mall on Valentines Day with the intent of killing as...
  • Safety Instruction 6393
    Legal suppressors may come to Illinois
    Illinois, ruled as it is by the political power of Chicago, is not a state that comes immediately to mind as being "pro gun." The last state in the union to permitany form of concealed carry, and even then needing to be dragged kicking...
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Today We Celebrate Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
    Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 – and not on President’s Day as some think. I grew up in Illinois. Back in my day, February 12 was a holiday.Lincoln was born in Kentucky. He was the second child of Thomas and Nancy Hanks...
  • Police reform is a key issue for lawmakers
    Police reform is being considered by the General Assembly
    The deaths of Michael Brown in Missouri and Eric Garner in New York captured national attention from the media and caused protests all around the country - including Chicago.Illinois lawmakers took notice.Rep. Mary Flowers (D) is author of many of...
  • Powhatan Restaurant in Pocahontas Illinois
    Powhatan Restaurant -- Pocahontas, Illinois
    4 E State StPocahontas, IL 62275Phone number (618) 669-2233Hours:Monday - Thursday 5 a.m. - 11 p.m.Friday and Saturday -- open 24 hoursSunday - closes at 10 p.m.http://www.examiner.com/restaurant-in-st-louis/angie-chuteAsk anyone within a 50 mile...
  • Tammy Duckworth
    Rep. Tammy Duckworth and others show interest in replacing IL Sen. Mark Kirk
    U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, a Democrat, is seriously considering a run for Republican Sen. Mark Kirk’s U.S. Senate seat in Illinois. Duckworth just won her third term in the House of Representatives this past November. She is an Iraq War...
  • Such an honor to serve
    Such an honor to serve
    Donald Hutchins, in combination with four other local veterans, were granted the Congressional Veteran Commendation from United States Congressman, from the 6th District of Illinois, Peter J. Roskam, this evening at a ceremony that took place at...
  • Handcuffs 1 photo
    High school social worker intern charged, had sex with 16-year-old student
    A 26-year-old female social worker intern at a Chicago Heights high school has been charged in a case where authorities say the woman had sex with a teen student at least four times. Cook County officials say Brandi D. Edwards will be charged with...
  • Illinois awarded funding for conservation projects
    Illinois awarded funding for conservation projects
    It was announced toady that the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded $2.7 million in funding for three local conservation projects in Illinois. The announcement was made by U. S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), who stated the funding comes...
  • Governor Rauner first executive order
    Governor Rauner first executive order
    As soon as Bruce Rauner was sworn in as the 42nd Governor of Illinois yesterday he first act was to sign his first Executive Order 15-08, written to stop the Illinois spending that the legislation has become so famous for over the years. The order...
  • Concealed Carry training
    Illinois experience again shows CCW opponents were all wrong
    A weekend story in the Champaign, Ill., News-Gazette that took stock of the Prairie State’s first year of concealed carry showed – once again – that predictions of gloom and doom from law-abiding armed citizens were just so much...
  • New Illinois laws for 2015
    New Illinois laws to take effect January 1, 2015
    With a new year comes a lengthy list of new laws for Illinois. There are dozens that will take effect on January 1, 2015. Below are some of the top laws.The definition of beer will expand to include all beverages brewed or fermented from malt...